In a ruling that shocked and angered Cowboys fans nearly as much as it did fantasy football owners, the NFL suspended Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The ruling comes after the NFL's year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations made against him by Tiffany Thompson, who identified herself as his former girlfriend to authorities.
"... The commissioner carefully considered the issues raised by the [NFLPA] on your behalf regarding witness credibility and alternative causation theories," the NFL's letter to Elliott stated. "However, in the commissioner's judgment, there has been no persuasive evidence presented on your behalf with respect to how Ms. Thompson's obvious injuries were incurred other than conjecture based on the presence of some of her bruising, which pre-dates your arrival in Columbus on July 16, 2016."
The 22-year-old Elliott has denied the allegations and his representatives said in a statement that they were "extremely disappointed" with the NFL's decision and will appeal the ruling.
If the six-game suspension stands, Elliott would be eligible to make his season debut Oct. 29 against the Washington Redskins. He would miss games against the Giants, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams, Packers and 49ers.
I’m not sure what games he misses in your fantasy league.